Police Reports – Week of May 3

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Bobbi Martinez of Fort Smith, AR was arrested on May 2, 2020 and charged with DWI 1st-drugs, refusal to submit to chemical test, careless driving and possession of schedule VI less than four grams. The officer noticed a vehicle swerving out of its lane eastbound on Center Street, near the intersection of Highway 96. Eventually, the car turned on Forrest Park Drive, and that is where the traffic stop was made. Martinez had no outstanding warrants, but appeared lethargic with slow and sleepy eyes. The officer reported the strong smell of marijuana. When asked if she had drugs in the vehicle, Martinez stated she did not. She did report taking prescription medications, but that it did not affect her driving. Martinez gave a consent to search her vehicle and the officer found a clear plastic baggy containing a leafy substance. When asked if she used marijuana, she confirmed she did, but had not used any that day. Martinez was transported to the Greenwood Police Department for a breath test. Martinez signed and stated she understood her DWI rights, and agreed to take the tests. After a few minutes, Martinez advised she would not take the breath or urine test because it would show things in her system. Martinez was then transported to the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center without incident.

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On May 3, 2020, officers were dispatched to a home on Cherrybark Bend in reference to a delayed domestic disturbance. The victim reported that Korey Ray Skinner had gabbed her face, started to shake her head violently, and grabbed her throat. The report stated the officer observed visible red marks on the victim’s face and neck. The report also stated that Skinner grabbed the victim’s dog, who was trying to protect her, and “threw it.” The victim also stated that Skinner had grabbed a wooden cane and threatened to crush her skull if she said anything about this, and blocked the bedroom door so she could not leave. The victim then jumped through the bedroom window to escape. It was noted in the report that Skinner had several warrants out of different agencies with the State of Arkansas, and charges in the past for assault 1st degree, domestic battery, criminal impersonation and possession of firearms by certain persons. On May 13, an affidavit for an arrest warrant for Korey Skinner was issued.

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The Greenwood Police Department assisted the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office in the pursuit of a stolen truck. The pursuing deputy broadcasted that the female driver was waving a handgun at him and also reversed direction and rammed his vehicle which disabled it. At 11:35 a.m., the Greenwood officer arrived at the intersection of State Highway 253 and 10 West. At approximately 11:54 a.m., the suspect vehicle approached the intersection of State Highway 253 and 10 West from the south, traveling north on Highway 253. Spike strips were set up, so the suspect made a right turn onto Comer Lane, a dead end road, to avoid those strips. The female suspect, Jennifer Porter, 26, drove through fields, and re-emerged on Highway 10, traveling eastbound. Porter was later spotted traveling east on Highway 10 Spur, and turned around in the parking lot of Westwood Baptist Church. The Greenwood officer observed the passing vehicle and took lead pursuit, following Porter to Stallings Trail near the intersection of Highway 10 Spur and Highway 71. The suspect’s vehicle, a red, late model Ram 2500, traveled through a dirt excavating pit area, and the officer continued his pursuit. The vehicle then exited the pit area on the northwest corner, back onto Highway 71, where law enforcement units were blocking northbound traffic and waiting. The vehicle briefly got back on to Highway 71 before making a right turn onto Cedar Valley Drive. A SCSO deputy ran off a curve in the road and became immobilized. The suspect then slammed her brakes on, resulting in the Arkansas State Police unit H-7 slamming into the rear of the truck, which immobilized that unit. The Greenwood officer continued his pursuit until the suspect reached Highway 71 and Shadow Lake Drive. Porter made a right turn at that intersection and continued northbound on US Hwy 71 with multiple law enforcement agencies pursuing. ASP performed a P.I.T. maneuver, and disabled the suspect’s vehicle and held Porter at gun point. She was then taken into custody. The responding GPD officer reported no damage to their vehicle. Porter has been charged with eight counts of aggravated assault, felon in possession of a firearm, vehicle theft, and felony fleeing.  

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At approximately 12:10 a.m., on May 7, 2020, an officer was sitting stationary at the 1400 block of West Center, when he observed a white SUV traveling eastbound at 54 m.p.h. in a 40 m.p.h. zone. Once the officer caught up to the vehicle, the driver was paced at 60 m.p.h. in a 35 m.p.h. zone. The officer initiated a traffic stop, and gathered the driver’s information. As he spoke with the driver, he noticed the passenger acting nervous. The officer asked the passenger for his information, but the passenger refused. The officer was able to identify the passenger through e-site. After returning to the vehicle, the officer asked to speak with the driver outside of the car. The driver confirmed the passenger’s identity as Jacorey Curry. Curry showed to have a warrant for his arrest out of Sebastian County. Dispatch confirmed that warrant. Curry was removed from the vehicle and placed into custody, and transported to the jail without incident.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; Editor - Resident Press. 20+ years experience in the news.

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